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Teen Fridays

Hey, everyone! It’s Teen Friday!
This week we have three activities planned, which can be done at your own pace. We have an art activity where you get to design your very own griffin species, a craft where you can make your own drawstring pouch for some high fantasy adventure (or just storing D&D dice), and a quiz seeing how well you know Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.

Later this afternoon, we’ll have craft supplies and hard copies of the activity sheets ready for pick up with the other Summer Reading Program material in our south entrance.

As for the Zoom meeting, it’s going to start at 2:30 pm today (an hour later than planned). Teens can use the chance to ask any questions about the activities, talk about what they’re reading, or give any suggestions for a project they’d like to do. Send us an email if you’re interested in joining the Zoom meeting, and we’ll send you a link and passwords!

Chapter Story Time: ‘Handsome Warren’

Miss Beth starts a new Chapter Story Time book for the Summer Reading Program! Listen to chapters 1 – 2 of “Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren” by Barbara Park.

And if you haven’t already done so, register to track reading for the Summer Reading Program on READsquared.

4-H “Will It Float?”

It’s time for our Thursday 4-H Activity! This week the theme is “Will It Float?” Share your Challenge results in the post comments on our Facebook page!

Join Lauren as she demonstrates two activities you can do with things you’ll find at home.

Activity 1: Will It Float?

Items needed:

  • Something to hold water (sink, bathtub, pool, plastic tote, etc.)
  • Objects from around the house to test (ball, rock, wood, toys, plastic fork/spoon, metal fork/spoon, etc.)
  • Clear plastic cup- Something for weights (such as pennies or other coins)
  • Aluminum Foil

Challenge: Who can build a boat out of aluminum foil that can hold the most weight? My boat only held about 47-48 pennies!

Activity 2: Density Rainbow

Items needed:

Science Tuesday

It’s 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, and that means it’s time for an episode of Science Tuesdays!

Today’s video is brought to you by Absolute Science and the Vermillion Public Library 2020 Summer Reading Program.

Laser Show: Pink Ink, Singing Pipes, Fire Waterfalls, Chemical Reactions and our Class 4 High Powered Burning LASER are all waiting for you in this Spectacular Science Show! (35 minutes)

Trailblazing Women Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks

On Thursday, June 4th, at 1:00 pm CT, this virtual engagement, hosted by PBS Books and WTTW – Chicago PBS, will feature a talk with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) about “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.” During this event, you will hear the read-aloud of the book, learn about the surprising 5+ year research process (primary source research) in a fun and relatable way, and have the opportunity to investigate the author/illustrator’s collaboration and inspiration in this fabulous children’s book about this iconic woman. It will be moderated by of PBS Chicago’s VP of Community Engagement Tim Russell.

This event is recommended for kids ages 7-13.  It will also encourage youth to engage in writing poetry during this unprecedented time and offer writing prompts.